Shane Guse

Shane Guse, fiddle instructor, Beckett School at Laurier
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8 weeks of 30 mins. ($261) 45 mins. ($392) 60 mins. ($522)

 Teaching styles include Canadian Old Time, American Old time, Celtic, Texas Style, Western Swing, Improvisation and Rhythm Chop.


Five time CCMA Fiddle Player of The Year, and CCMA Award Winner for Specialty Instrument (Mandolin),  Shane Guse has become a top call musician on stage, radio, television, in studio and beyond. His album credits include many award winning projects, and some of the most played songs on Canadian Country radio. Most recently Shane can be seen performing with numerous Canadian Country artists, including JUNO and CCMA winners Dean Brody, George Canyon, Jason McCoy and Jason Blaine and has performed with pop superstars such as Richard Marx and Colin James, as well as Western Swing Hall of Fame inductee Carolyn Martin. Some of his most memorable shows have been performing on the legendary Grand ole Opry, playing overseas in Kandahar for the UN troops and at the the CMA Music festival in Nashville. He is a featured performer on CMT and can be seen in several specials and videos. Shane is the founding member and leader of the Canadian Roots “super-group”, The Western Swing Authority. This multi-award winning group is made up of some of Canada's top touring and studio musicians, whose critically acclaimed albums are enjoying airplay in 17 countries all around the world.


Shane is the Canadian Country Music Association Fiddle Player of the Year for 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2017.   As well, Shane has more than 20 other CCMA nominations to his credit and is an inductee to the CCMA Hall of Honour.  He has also received, 3 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards (2014, 2015 Roots Artist, 2015 Group of the Year), an Academy of Western Artists Award (Best Western Swing Band 2014) and is a two time Independent Music Award winner.


Shane has worked with numerous schools in the Waterloo District School Board, and beyond, as a para-professional doing work shops with aspiring string students. Shane has also done clinics and demonstrations for Wood Violins of NYC with their revolutionary 7-string Viper violins, taught an improvisation course he designed and taught at Conestoga College, and he has also been a guest instructor at the Orangeville Fiddle camp.


Shane's wide breadth of experience has made him a unique and popular teacher in his own right and he is looking forward to meeting you at the Beckett School at Laurier newly located at 190 Lester Street, Waterloo.


Shane plays a Barry Dudley 5-string fiddle, uses D'Addario strings, uses LR Baggs pick ups and pre amps and plays a Stonebridge Mandolins and Guitars.